Sunday, 19 January 2014

Forty Hands @ Yong Siak St

Yet another overdue blog post to clear! x months ago, my cafe hopping partner and I went to Forty Hands because we heard that they serve awesome coffee so it was on our to-go cafes checklist. 

This hipster cafe gets really crowded during the weekends but luckily CC and I managed to get a table. There were 2 storeys and the place was quite cramped and it was as noisy as a local coffeeshop. It will not be an ideal place to chill because seatings are very cramp and you will feel pressurized to leave after finishing your food since there will always people waiting for seats during peak hours. They even serve tau sar pao, kong ba bao.etc which you would not imagine being available in a cafe. 

Cafe Latte

Flat White

The coffees were aromatic with notes of bitterness that was appropriate for a perk-me-up. They certainly serve quality coffee - one of the best that I had tried.

Big Boy Breakfast $18
This is not your usual breakfast with sausages and scrambled eggs. The Big Boy Breakfast is served with spicy chipolate sausages, grilled tomatoes, grilled mushrooms, bacon, bolognese, flat bread with sour cream and scrambled eggs.

The scrambled eggs were really soft, moist and slightly runny. The sausages had a piquant flavour which would be ideal for sharing. There were 2 flat bread but too little sour cream to go with. Nonetheless, this big boy made our tummies satisfied.

Salmon Hash $16
Salmon poached in creamy potato and mustard sauce, pan-fried onion, toast and fries.

The amount of salmon did not really justify for the price. The creamy sauce complemented well with the toast while the skinny fries were slightly salty. 

Overall, it was a decent brunch with exceptional coffee and average service.


Outfit of that day:
Wore a floral dress that I had gotten online, bag from BKK and shoes from Dr Martens which CC had gifted to me.

Tiong Bahru has so many spots that are ideal for outfit shots! ;)


Forty Hands
Blk 78 Yong Siak St Singapore 163078
Closed on Monday


  1. I heard the coffee at Forty Hands is great too but have not been there cos its always crowded.

  2. Nice review, thanks for sharing! There is this map called CafeSG that lets you find all the cafes in Singapore! Super useful for cafe hopping and to find cafes near home and workplace.